An Executive Committee, consisting of a subset of the CICS Fellows, advises the Director and Associate Director on the development of basic scientific themes for projects as well as the preparation of proposals and allocation of resources. This committee consists of the Director, Associate Director, faculty members from the Atmospheric and Oceanic Science (AOS) Program, and the Director and faculty members from the Princeton Climate Center (PCC).
The present members of the Executive Committee are:
Isaac Held, GFDL Senior Research Scientist, Princeton University Lecturer with rank of Professor in Geosciences. Research interests include atmospheric and oceanic fluid dynamics/geophysical turbulence, climate dynamics and global warming.
Sonya Legg, Senior Research Oceanographer, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Lecturer in Geosciences, Associate Director of CICS. Research interests focus on the role of small-scale ocean mixing in the climate system, including mixing by tides, internal wave breaking, gravity currents and oceanic convection.
Denise Mauzerall, Professor of Environmental Engineering and International Affairs, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Research interests are in the linkages between air pollution and health, energy, and climate change.
Michael Oppenheimer, Albert G. Milbank Professor in Geosciences and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School. An atmospheric chemist who conducts research on the impacts of climate change and also the nitrogen cycle.
Stephen W. Pacala, Frederick D. Petrie Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Director of Princeton Environmental Institute. A biogeochemist who does research on the terrestrial carbon cycle and is co-Director of the Carbon Mitigation Initiative at Princeton University.
V. Ramaswamy, GFDL Director and Senior Research Scientist, Princeton University Lecturer with rank of Professor in Geosciences. Research interests focuses on the investigation of the climatic effects due to radiatively active gases, aerosols and clouds in the atmosphere.
Jorge L. Sarmiento, George J. Magee Professor of Geoscience and Geological Engineering, Director of CICS and the AOS Program. A biogeochemist who conducts research on the ocean carbon cycle and biological response to climate change.
James A. Smith, Chair and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Director, Program in Geological Engineering. Research interests center on hydrology, hydrometeorology, and hydroclimatology of flooding.